Teresa Duddy completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne in 2009. During which time she enjoyed a number of performance opportunities including The Unilateral Experiment, Union House Theatre 2005, and Carmina Burana, Melbourne Philharmonic Choir 2006. Performed roles include the Autumn Princess in The Snow Queen, Victorian Opera 2007: Yum Yum in The Mikado, Savoy Opera 2008 and Vicki in The Children’s Bach, Chamber Made Opera 2008. In 2008 she was named ‘Scholar of the Year’ by Australian Music Events, which gave her the opportunity to perform at Opera in Alps, Opera by the Lock, and Opera in the Market as a guest soloist. Teresa also appeared on 3MBS radio as a soloist in 2008.
In 2009 Teresa moved to the United States to undertake her Masters of Music Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University. During this time Teresa performed the roles of Barbara in The Conspirators 2009: Lollete in La Rondine 2010: L’Enfant in L’Enfant et les Sortileges 2010: and Rita in Rita 2011. She was also winner of the 2010 Concerto Competition, performing Samuel Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with the Chicago College of Performing Arts Orchestra. Whilst studying in Chicago, Teresa was a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus performing under the baton of Riccardo Muti, Pierre Boulez and Helmuth Rilling. In 2011 Teresa performed the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar (Germany) and Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Upon returning to Australia in 2012 Ms Duddy’s performances include Cindy and Wendy in Contact! as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Academy of Ancient Idols’: Rose (understudy) in Eliot Carter’s Opera What Next?, Cathy in Paul Castles’ Little Deaths, Madame Mao (understudy) and chorus in John Adams’ Nixon in China for Victorian Opera, and Noémie in Massenet’s Cendrillon for Gertrude Opera. Ms Duddy was also the 2012 winner of the Warrnambool Eisteddfod Aria Competition, semi-finalist for the German Australia Opera Grant, and finalist for the Acclaim Awards. She is also a grant recipient from the Tait Memorial Trust, Opus 50, and the Opera and Arts Support Group. In 2014 she joined Opera Australia in their Production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, performing the role of Lady Thiang and in the ensemble.